The Gulf Between Amouranth and Other Top Women Streamers On Twitch Is Enormous, Stats Say

The Gulf Between Amouranth and Other Top Women Streamers On Twitch Is Enormous, Stats Say

When Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa isn’t getting banned from Twitch for things like wearing a horse mask and suggestively slurping a microphone, she’s pulling huge viewership numbers month after month. Not only was she Twitch’s leading female streamer for October, she accrued almost as many view hours as the next two biggest female streamers combined.

That’s according to the latest data from Twitch analytics firm StreamElements, via Rainmaker.gg, which shows Siragusa pulled in roughly 3.1 million hours watched last month, nearly double Imane “Pokimane” Anys’s estimated 1.7 million and SadDummy’s 1.5 million.

She’s done this in part by pioneering new forms of Twitch antics and trolling. Earlier this year, she became one of the faces of the Amazon-owned streaming platform’s burgeoning hot tub-meta. Later she moved onto Twitch’s ear-licking ASMR meta with a July subathon dedicated to the genre. Just last week, Siragusa shocked fans and internet passers-by alike when she claimed to have purchased a gas station to get out of millions in tax liability.

While traditional Twitch streamers blow up thanks to the success of the games they play, like League of Legends, Fortnite, GTA V, Siragusa has transformed her online personality into a multi-million dollar brand predominantly by streaming ASMR stunts and Just Chatting convos with her audience.

Of course, her October numbers are still outside Twitch’s general top 10 which is completely male dominated. According to StreamElements, the last streamer on the list for October, Chikara ‘Shaka’ Kawakam, still brought in well over 5 million watched hours.

These discrepancies were born out in Twitch’s own data, which when it leaked last month due to hackers revealed that only three of the platform’s top 100 earners were women. Of course, most make nothing at all. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the median revenue for all Twitch streamers was $US28 (A$38), meaning half of them made even less.

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  • Siragusa has transformed her online personality into a multi-million dollar brand predominantly by streaming ASMR stunts and Just Chatting convos with her audience

    Uhuh.

  • I decided to watch some of these streamers last night to see what the appeal is and my final assessment is while I appreciate a good looking woman, I clearly am not the market they are aimed at. I cannot fanthom how or why anyone would want to pay these people to waffle on in a meaningless way or play up to the camera with stupid gimmicks or stunts. But then I never also understood why people want to pay to watch OTHER PEOPLE playing games they themselves could and should be playing and enjoying.

    • Amazon pulled through $2.3 billion of revenue with the Twitch platform last year.

      That looks like good business.

      That kind of success in a free market likely correlates to having a product that a substantial quantity of people find value or utility.

      If one person doesn’t understand where the value lies, I’d reason that they don’t see what it offers rather than that one individual being correct about the uselessness of that product.

      • I’d counter your reason that one mans trash is anothers treasure.

        Its obviously not for him, as stated. There is no value there for him, as there isn’t for me. I know exactly what it has to offer and have absolutely no care in the world for it.

        That doesnt mean I dont see what it offers, that means what it offers isnt for me.

        Yes its good business, but not everyone likes it. Hell i’d wager there would be much higher revenue for things that you deem useless, its all in the eye of the beholder.

    • The book said nothing about whacking off in earphones while somebody licks an oddly high quality niche microphone!

    • yes but, the vast majority of porn is free and camgirls are pretty available. pretty sure here is just kids who don’t know better and adults desperate for someone that appears attainable and is more ‘pure’/ untainted by the adult industry.

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